A group, the Movement for the Survival of Izon Ethnic Nationality in the Niger Delta (MOSIEND) has threatened that former President Goodluck Jonathan should not return to the Niger Delta if he fails to contest the 2023 presidential election.
The National President of MOSIEND, Kennedy Tonjo-West, said all the youth leaders in the region were in agreement that Jonathan must run.
He said Jonathan had the temperament and focus to manage the problems facing the country.
Tonjo-West in a statement in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Monday, said Jonathan was known for not being power-hungry.
He said: “Jonathan’s competence to handle Nigeria’s problems more effectively and efficiently is not in doubt. He is not new in that environment and will fastly get things done before any other candidate.
“To this end, having extensively consulted far and wide with community youth leaders and critical ethnic nationality stakeholders in the region, we have their consent to call on former President Goodluck Jonathan to accept the clarion call by Nigerians to contest the 2023 election.
“It is obvious that while as humans we have our plans and dreams about the country, God also has His plans to advance Nigeria as well. God is not finished with Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan concerning the leadership of our great country yet.
“The situation in Nigeria is worsening by the day and requires somebody with wealth of experience, detribalised and uncommon leadership attributes to fix the challenges. Nigerians can’t afford to misuse this opportunity to stabilize the country.
“Jonathan has been there, he has a clear roadmap to bail us from this quagmire we find ourselves. We will appreciate all our ministers, governors across the party divide to draw wisdom from Sen Bala Mohammed’s decision to step down if Jonathan finally decides to contest”.